RE: Netscape support for XSL Stylesheets
Oops, I cut and pasted the wrong highlight. Sorry. Here is what I meant to post: For XML formatting, why is Gecko supporting CSS rather than XSL in the first release? Simple: CSS1 is a finished, fully adopted, and mature two-year-old standard; XSL isn't done yet. As Tim Bray, the coeditor of the XML standard, has written: "Microsoft's XSL efforts are very impressive, but (readers will pardon us being something of a broken record on this subject) XSL is in the future. We are convinced that from the point of view of the largest number of users, the most important things that Microsoft could do in IE 5 would be: 1.Ensure interoperability of XML and stylesheets with other browsers, and 2.Build in conformance to existing, stable, well-understood standards such as CSS 1.0. Innovation, of course, is fine and necessary, and we salute Microsoft's leadership in this area. But innovation needs to be built on a foundation of interoperability and playing by existing well-understood rules." He further adds that "It seems obvious to me that for anyone who wants to deploy XML in production mode right now, XML + CSS is the way to go ..." ("Microsoft Outlines XML Support in IE5 Beta 2" at http://www.xml.com/xml/pub/98/10/ie5-2.html) -----Original Message----- From: John E. Simpson [mailto:simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 2:40 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Netscape support for XSL Stylesheets At 02:43 PM 8/13/1999 -0400, Keith Visco wrote: >There are people working on this at Mozilla. They have my current C++ >source code for MITRE's TransforMiiX (TM) XSL processor, and are >evaluating it for inclusion into the Mozilla project. This is not >official, and it will be up to them if they decide to use it or not. Thanks, Keith -- if they go with it, this is *very* good news! ============================================================= John E. Simpson | It's no disgrace t'be poor, simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx | but it might as well be. | -- "Kin" Hubbard XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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